Democrat David Gill conceded the 13th Congressional District race to Rodney Davis Friday. (Photo By Zach Dietmeier/WJBC)
By The Associated Press
BLOOMINGTON - Democratic congressional candidate David Gill is conceding in his Central Illinois race to Republican Rodney Davis.
Gill said in a statement Friday that his campaign has completed a county-by-county analysis of outstanding provisional and absentee ballots in the state's 13th congressional district. Gill says "there are simply not enough'' uncounted ballots left to erase his deficit.
The Associated Press declared Davis the winner on Tuesday.
Gill initially faced longtime Republican Congressman Tim Johnson of Urbana. But, just weeks after an easy primary win in the new district, Johnson announced that he wouldn't seek re-election.
Republicans chose Davis to fill the place on the ballot. He was an aide to Republican Congressman John Shimkus' and lives in Taylorville.